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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maloney's message

Prior to his stroke, Sean Maloney, a lifelong athlete who maintained a healthy diet and lifestyle and had yearly medical...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Irishman, on Mar 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 7 comments | 4588 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kerosene odor in air

Does anyone know what caused the air to smell like kerosene around the Stanford mall at about 4 today....

Original post made by cab on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by checking, on Mar 18, 2015 at 7:04 pm | 13 comments | 986 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The 'zero' period hypocrisy

In the face of a community-wide discussion over how to respond to a suicide contagion that has now taken four teenagers since...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 236 comments | 17138 Views

SPORTS

Allen's scoring spree ignites Stanford men in NIT opener

Marcus Allen scored 16 of his career-high 22 points in the second half and the Stanford men's basketball team advanced in...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 18, 2015 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 2645 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In defense of zero period; and choice

As a Gunn student, I am privileged to have the freedom to make my own choices, such as choosing what classes I want to take,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by GreenmeadowDad, on Mar 18, 2015 at 11:39 am | 53 comments | 9512 Views

SPORTS

Eastside Prep girls a step closer to state finals

With just six players on their basketball roster, the Eastside Prep girls can't be as aggressive defensively as coach Donovan...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2015
Last comment by John Jacobs, on Mar 18, 2015 at 11:35 am | 1 comment | 2042 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

location near San Antonio: #NB365 has struck a pedestrian, expect delays. #Caltrain

According to the caltrain twitter, pedestrian struck near San Antonio. https://twitter.com/Caltrain_News/status/577980564776427520...

Original post made by Mr.Recycle on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2015 at 2:21 am | 5 comments | 1052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students: 'Right now is the time to act'

At Tuesday's school board meeting, Palo Alto students made passionate pleas that short-term, immediate changes be made to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm | 62 comments | 16295 Views

BOOKS

AAA offers free 'tipsy tow' on St. Patrick's Day

The American Automobile Association's Northern California branch is offering to take drivers who've been drinking home for...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1627 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google unveils new HQ plans with startling design

Google has unveiled plans for an office campus that will undoubtedly be called extraordinary. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/03/02/google-unveils-...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm | 6 comments | 11841 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Development at Shady Lane site faces citizens appeal

A proposal to build a four-story development at the present site of Shady Lane on University Avenue is facing a challenge...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:49 pm | 51 comments | 7368 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Drought plans

The drought shows no signs of going away, and in fact appears to be getting worse. By various estimates, the state of California...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 17, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 6 comments | 619 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto weighs clashing visions in choosing bike bridge design

Should Palo Alto's new bike bridge preen proudly over Highway 101 like a welcoming landmark or accept a supporting role as...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 17, 2015 at 1:14 am | 72 comments | 8403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto is changing for the worse and its effecting our teens

As an old time Palo Alto resident I can say that the basis of this community: academic curiosity, a lack of ostentation or...

Original post made by Winston on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm | 206 comments | 10602 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Reforms recommended for contentious PC zoning process

After hours of agonizing, debating, copyediting and wrangling over definitions, Palo Alto's planning commissioners on Wednesday...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by citizen pa, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:11 pm | 41 comments | 6940 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Doughnuts shops duel, happy feet get happier

Happy Donuts and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue go head-to-head on doughnut sales, Addison Antique closes and Happy Feet Foot Spa...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Mar 16, 2015 at 2:27 pm | 3 comments | 2555 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Now we can just enjoy our libraries

Ten years ago, all I wanted was to walk into the library, pick out a book, then sit down and read it. But there was a waiting...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Mom of internet fans., on Mar 16, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 24 comments | 4625 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing Corporation responds to concerns over conflicts of interest

Responding to recent community concerns and questions from Palo Alto officials, the nonprofit developer that led the 2013...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by EndsandMeans, on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 56 comments | 4072 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Office building planned for three Cambridge Avenue parcels

A developer's proposal to enliven a mostly commercial street parallel to California Avenue with a new three-story office...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:33 am | 27 comments | 6051 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to Survive College Admissions Madness

A wonderful article from today's NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-how-to-survive-the-college-admissions-madness.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&r...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Scarlett Hunger, on Mar 15, 2015 at 7:27 am | 3 comments | 934 Views
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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
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Sing and celebrate
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Surviving Family Holidays
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